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Preliminary Approval of Settlement in Cannabis Dispensary Employee Class Action Lawsuit

Preliminary Approval of Settlement in Cannabis Dispensary Employee Class Action Lawsuit

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Cannabis NewsApril 15, 2024

Class Action Settlement Reached in Cannabis Dispensary Wage Claim Lawsuit. The New Mexico federal court preliminarily approved a class action settlement for $525,000 in a wage claim asserted by a group of hourly employees from two cannabis dispensary chains, Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (which

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Where Recreational Marijuana stands in Florida before voters place their ballots

Where Recreational Marijuana stands in Florida before voters place their ballots

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Cannabis NewsApril 15, 2024

Trulieve CEO Shares Insights on Florida's Recreational Marijuana Ballot Measure. In November, voters will be able to decide whether recreational marijuana will be available in Florida to anyone 21 or older. CBS News Miami's Jim DeFede talks to the CEO of Trulieve, the cannabis company that spent $40

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4/20 is coming up, but Indiana stoners are out of luck

4/20 is coming up, but Indiana stoners are out of luck

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Cannabis NewsApril 12, 2024

Indianapolis ranks one of worst cities for marijuana. 4/20, a beloved holiday for cannabis users to spark up and pass the pipe, is quickly approaching, but Indianapolis residents and potheads in the area are out of luck. Despite over half of people preferring marijuana over alcohol if only one could

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Vehicle Crashes into Cannabis Dispensary, Injuring Three

Vehicle Crashes into Cannabis Dispensary, Injuring Three

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Cannabis NewsApril 12, 2024

3 hurt after SUV crashes into Attleboro dispensary. A vehicle crashed through the entrance of a cannabis dispensary in Attleboro on Thursday, sending three people to the hospital. Attleboro police say the SUV hit Zahara Cannabis Dispensary on Mossberg Drive around 1:30 p.m. and continued until it

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UK Eases Restrictions on Hemp Agriculture

UK Eases Restrictions on Hemp Agriculture

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Cannabis NewsApril 11, 2024

The UK government has approved new rules for hemp cultivation designed to ease growing the crop for farmers and spur new investment in the industry. The government of the United Kingdom has approved changes to the rules governing industrial hemp licenses designed to make it easier for farmers to

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DC lawmakers decline stricter rules on dispensaries near schools

DC lawmakers decline stricter rules on dispensaries near schools

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Cannabis NewsApril 11, 2024

Crackdown on Marijuana Dispensaries Near DC Schools Stalls Despite Community Outcry. A push to crackdown on marijuana dispensaries near D.C. schools has sputtered, as one controversial shop moves forward. Why it matters: Two neighborhood outcries have erupted over medical cannabis shops seeking to

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Exploiting the 'high': American caught for selling 'Cannabis tours' in Colombia

Exploiting the 'high': American caught for selling 'Cannabis tours' in Colombia

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Cannabis NewsApril 11, 2024

American Man Arrested for Orchestrating "Cannabis Tours" in Colombia. You've heard of the "high road," but what about "high tourism"? In Colombia, an American man nicknamed "cannabis Jimmy" has been arrested for orchestrating "cannabis tours" where people could get high on free samples as they

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New alliance of Cannabis processors formed in New York State

New alliance of Cannabis processors formed in New York State

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Cannabis NewsApril 11, 2024

New York Cannabis Processors Form Alliance to Advocate and Educate. A coalition of eight licensed cannabis processors is launching a trade group, which they intend to serve as an advocacy organization as well as a clearinghouse for reliable information about marijuana manufacturing. Founding members

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How Indigenous Women Are Revolutionizing The Cannabis Industry

How Indigenous Women Are Revolutionizing The Cannabis Industry

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Cannabis NewsApril 11, 2024

Indigenous women are reclaiming their heritage through weed. Reservations and the Native Americans who inhabit them walk a tightrope, balancing sovereignty with government relations. Tribes exist beyond the bounds of state lines, one reality that complicated the cannabis legalization matter even

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How Hemp Could Save Horticulture

How Hemp Could Save Horticulture

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Cannabis NewsApril 10, 2024

Also, hemp could save some of North America’s largest carbon-capturing ecosystems. Hemp is emerging as an unexpected remedy for one of the horticulture industry’s hidden environmental harms, thanks to research from horticulture professor Jessica Lubell-Brand. For years, gardeners have relied on a

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Keeley’s Cannabis pause falls flat with Santa Cruz City Council, business community

Keeley’s Cannabis pause falls flat with Santa Cruz City Council, business community

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Cannabis NewsApril 10, 2024

Tensions Rise as Mayor's Attempt to Delay Dispensary Decision Sparks Debate. Santa Cruz Mayor Fred Keeley’s proposal Tuesday for a 45-day emergency moratorium on new cannabis business permits came with one eye on the particularly hot dispute surrounding an upcoming hearing over a dispensary

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Marijuana in Ohio: Take a look at the Division of Cannabis Control's newly proposed rules

Marijuana in Ohio: Take a look at the Division of Cannabis Control's newly proposed rules

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Cannabis NewsApril 10, 2024

Ohio's Recreational Marijuana Rollout Faces Legislative Standstill as State Agencies Push Ahead. More than five months have gone by since recreational marijuana became legal to use in Ohio, but the General Assembly has still not come to an agreement on House Bill 86. While things may be at a

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US Customs officials seize ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of legal Cannabis in New Mexico

US Customs officials seize ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of legal Cannabis in New Mexico

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Cannabis NewsApril 10, 2024

It's unclear if the stops are the result of a policy change by the Biden administration. Federal U.S. officials have stepped up their enforcement game with state-legal marijuana businesses in New Mexico in a way that the industry hasn’t seen in more than a decade, reportedly seizing “hundreds of

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New Report Sheds Light On US's $3.8B Illicit Cannabis Markets & Industry-Wide Impact

New Report Sheds Light On US's $3.8B Illicit Cannabis Markets & Industry-Wide Impact

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Cannabis NewsApril 10, 2024

The report issued by analysis firm Whitney Economics underscores the urgency of addressing delinquencies amidst ongoing federal reforms. Despite ongoing discussions surrounding federal reforms such as de-scheduling and safe banking, the report emphasizes the immediate challenges faced by everyday

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Legal Cannabis Retailer Fined $200K For Alleged Inducement Program

Legal Cannabis Retailer Fined $200K For Alleged Inducement Program

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Cannabis NewsApril 10, 2024

Canadian Cannabis Retailer Slapped With $200,000 Fine for Alleged Regulatory Violations. Licensed Canadian marijuana operator of the Cannabis Xpress chain of retail shops was fined $200,000 by the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Allegedly, the company violated Onatrio's regulatory

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NY Judge’s Cannabis Ruling Opens Door for More Challenges

NY Judge’s Cannabis Ruling Opens Door for More Challenges

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Cannabis NewsApril 9, 2024

New York Judge's Ruling Sparks Potential Wave of Cannabis Regulation Challenges. A New York judge’s recent ruling that a handful of the state’s adult-use cannabis regulations are “unconstitutionally vague” and infringe on the free-speech rights of cannabis businesses will likely spur more challenges

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Federal Cannabis Enforcement Intensifies in New Mexico

Federal Cannabis Enforcement Intensifies in New Mexico

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Cannabis NewsApril 9, 2024

Federal Crackdown Threatens New Mexico's Cannabis Industry. Recent federal cannabis enforcement actions in New Mexico highlight the conflict between state laws and federal prohibition. The seizures by CBP disrupt the supply chain, affecting businesses’ ability to operate within state regulations

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Street Renovation Begins in Denmark’s Christiania To Deter Illegal Cannabis Sales

Street Renovation Begins in Denmark’s Christiania To Deter Illegal Cannabis Sales

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Cannabis NewsApril 9, 2024

Volunteers were invited to remove cobblestones from the famous street to make room for government-funded renovations and a fresh start. The residents of Freetown Christiania, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, recently began to physically dismantle a part of its community where hash has been sold

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NC's First Cannabis Dispensary Opens Amidst Enforcement Uncertainty

NC's First Cannabis Dispensary Opens Amidst Enforcement Uncertainty

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Cannabis NewsApril 9, 2024

As NC's 1st cannabis dispensary opens, Cherokee Co, DA to 'continue to enforce state law'. Even as the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians prepares to begin selling medical marijuana at the Great Smoky Cannabis Company dispensary on April 20, the district attorney for the counties surrounding tribal

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Amid Marijuana Legalization, a Civic Problem Lingers: That Smell

Amid Marijuana Legalization, a Civic Problem Lingers: That Smell

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Cannabis NewsApril 8, 2024

The pungent odor of cannabis has emerged as a quality-of-life issue from New York City to Amsterdam. In what’s considered a nationwide first, a 76-year-old woman in Washington, DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood sued the tenant who lived in a rental apartment adjoining her home, arguing that she was

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